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Recommendations for cream for feet

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by GeordieMark88, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. GeordieMark88

    GeordieMark88 · Member

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    My feet seem dry and hard any recommendations for what to use?
     
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    Lotties Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    If you're in the US or have some who can get to Walgreens, Zim's Crack Creme, original liquid fomula. Not as good as it was but still brilliant.
    EDIT - cheap in US less than $10 but extortionate on UK Amazon at £32
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i use Vaseline aloe vera body lotion on my feet and it works great for me, if your in the UK head to Savers as only £2 for a big bottle xx
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    I found Flexitol quite good and its not dear.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My nurse recommended flexitol 10% urea cream and it’s very good. £15 for 500g bottle of it
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    I was going to write, look at the ingredients and pick up anything with urea in it.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Yes, best if urea in it.
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    I used this cream. It was very good but I cannot recall where I got it from. On the back it states that there is 10% urea in it.
     
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    GeordieMark88 · Member

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    CCS one you have uploaded an image of is on eBay. Just checked.
     
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    julie56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was prescribed dermatonics once heel balm by my diabetic nurse - works a treat.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I use O’Keeffe’s foot cream.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I hardly use it at all now since going lower carb higher fat. But when I needed it it worked very well.
     
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    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mike_T Type 1 · Member

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    I have used and still have a tube of the CCS foot cream but for me the best by a mile is Flexitol. I buy it in a tube,but I think it’s expensive. I would thoroughly recommend it if the skin on your heels is cracking due to hardening of the skin.
     
  14. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Amazon sell CCS. It's good stuff but so potent it can make your feet feel a little rubbery for some time. I no longer need it but it's very effective. Now I just massage-in some coconut oil once a week.
     
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    philly1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @GeordieMark88 I have used both the flexitol and CCS and both have worked great for me. Both have urea as an active ingredient. They can be pricey but definitely worth it in the long run and once you get into a good routine and get on top of the issue you may not need to apply it as often.
     
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